Cybersecurity: Protection of Critical Information Infrastructures and Operators’ Obligations

Antonio Segura-Serrano

Abstract


Protection of critical information infrastructures from cyber-attacks is becoming an acute problem for nation states. Cybersecurity has become a national policy priority while ‘sovereignty considerations’ appear as increasingly important. National cybersecurity strategies seek to drive economic and social prosperity and protect cyberspace-reliant societies against cyber-threats. The US and the EU are among the first regulatory powers that have adopted important initiatives in the cybersecurity field. However, cybersecurity is nowadays very high on the international agenda so that important efforts have also been undertaken by international fora like the G8, the UN, the OECD and the ITU.

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